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Originally posted by Rory W

Does South King street count as a pleasant streetscape?

I consider the view on South King St worth preserving, yes the Stephens Green Centre is a disaster and yes The Gaiety Centre and Stock are two ultimately forgetable buildings.

However from Grafton Street to the Theatre there is a reasonably intact Terrace of period buildings. The Old Mercer Hospital and Theatre provide two landmark buildings, it has the makings of a decent streetscape but if a large glazed structure were erected at the proposed height it would entirely dominate the street.

What was proposed was a very independent structure that would change the character of the street entirely. It is obviously a lot better than what exists but that wouldn’t be hard.

A scaled down version at front elevation would be most welcome floor space could even be added by going up at a decent set back from the front.

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